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with a perpetual attack on our second amendment rights. senator dianne feinstein kicking off this morning, rolling out new legislation and they would ban nearly 160 assault rifles and semi automatic weapons and magazines holding more than 10 rounds. nearly a dozen of those weapons on display at the news conference, including the so-called assault weapon used by the newtown, connecticut, shooter, atlanta. the senators placed the blame not on that young man with serious mental illness was left untreated, but rather on gun laws. >> weaken gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again. weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people are replicated for civil unions. lou: after four days of non-relativity from the president dispatched his vice president for a not so successful joe biden fireside chat made famous by fdr. not so successful because vice president biden undercut it with his own call for shotguns and more modest magazines. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than an assault weapon in someone's hands. even when he
and victims stood behind senator dianne feinstein as she reintroduced a assault weapons ban. it is stricter than the expired 1994 ban. the new bill bans the sale of assault weapons. it would limit magazines to holding 10 rounds. >> these models are more powerful, more lethal and more advanced. >> reporter: on display are the guns lawmakers want banned, including the type of gun used in the sandy hook elementary school shooting. president obama supports a assault weapons ban. including mothers. >> when kids can't feel safe at school, it is time to put their safety above politics, above profits and enact legislation. >> reporter: dianne feinstein says passing the bills will be challenging. >> reporter: what will you do to get them on your side? >> well, it has to be the people of america. red state or a blue state. somebody picks up the phone and calls their representatives. >> reporter: supporters say the bills would protect gun owners by excluding rifles. the national rifle association says the bill is disappointing but not surprising and americans know bans does not work. the nra is confid
both. >> thank you. >> thank you, megyn. >> megyn: when senator dianne feinstein followed out her weapons ban she brought out a pastor, and others, and what miss feinstein calls the cross lobby. and katie couric sitting down with the now famous notre dame football player discussing his role in a heart wrenching hoax about the death of a make believe girlfriend. did he convince you that he wasn't in on it. dr. keith ablow has some interesting insights after the break. the video of escape of a thief. how he handed up in the hands of the police and how he tried to get away and almost lost a important piece of clothing in the process. ♪ hi. i'm henry winkler. and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's called a reverse mortgage. [ male announcer ] call right now to receive your free dvd and booklet with no obligation. it answers questions like how a reverse mortgage works, how much you qualify for, the ways to receive your money, and more. plus, when you call now, you'll get this magnifier with l.e.d. light absolutely fre
new legislation this morning to ban assault weapons. senator dianne feinstein who wrote the original law that was passed in '94 and expired in 2004, is leading today's charge. she, along with other senators, even displaying an array of assault weapons that would be banned and they brought props. senator feinstein arguing why is she believes there's a need for this ban. >> since the last assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and incidentally, in the ten years it was in place, no one took it to court. more than 350 people have been killed with assault weapons. >> megyn: no one took it to court because the nra at the time felt the supreme court was not leaning their way on these types of issues. the looks different it the court back then and the court today, there's question, if the bill would pass, there's question whether it would pass in the democratically controlled senate and whether the nra would feel the same. and on far-reaching rules of this legislation and the hurdles that have be to be cleared before this thing can pass. we're also hearing new questions today about secretary o
. then there was a good senator from california, dianne feinstein. listen to her. >> the weak gun laws allow the mass killings to be carried out again and again and again. in our country. >> eric: senator wasn't always so antigun. listen. >> i know the urge to arm yourself. because that is what i did. i was trained in firearms. i walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. i carried a concealed weapon. i made this termination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, i was going to take them with me. >> eric: a perfect example of political hypocrisy. this is why you can't trust politicians. they make decisions based on political expediency, not principle and apparently not even what they practice. so, bob, dianne feinstein wants her gun to protect her, but what about us little people? >> bob: i'm not worried about you. you will be fine. i would like to know the context of what that is in, when she said that. leaving that aside, since the end of the weapons ban, the gun control bill that was in effect from 19942004, since then there were 350 killings with these weapons in america. most of
in shannon bream. reporter: senator dianne feinstein acknowledges that it will be an uphill battle. this new measure would ban the sale and manufacture and transfer and importation of 157 specific garments, along with a broader group of other guns that will meet at a lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon is the sale and transfer and gifting of anything classified as an assault weapon. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to try up the supply of these weapons over time. therefore there is no sunset on the spell of. reporter: the children in the newtown, connecticut, massacre would likely still be alive, they say, if these guns off the market. just about every action the shooter cho, including that day, was already illegal. a spokesman for the nra said that it is disappointing, but not surprising that she, senator feinstein, is focused on curtailing the constitution instead of protecting -- excuse me, prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health care system. many say that they are not ready to support a new assault weapons ban. lou: thank you very m
and kathleen sebelius and tim kaine. biden's trip comes one day after senator dianne feinstein introduced her much-awaited ban on assault weapons. after biden's candid fireside chat on google plus. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than the assault weapons in somebody's hands who doesn't know how to use it. even one who does know how to use it. it's harder to use an assault weapon than a shotgun. >> so as biden looks for outside support, the gop looking inward. today at their winter meeting, the rnc chair reince priebus expected to drop a truth bomb on his party. politico reporting he'll lay out his plan for republican renewal. one that will change the rules but not the party's principles. and louisiana governor bobby jindal dished out his tough love prescription for fellow gopers last night. >> we have to stop being the stupid party. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. time for us to articulate our plans and visions for america in real terms. no secret we had a number of republicans who damaged the brand with offensive and bizarre commen
senator dianne feinstein proposed a new bill that would ban 158 military style assault weapons and large magazines that helped the shooter at sandy hook murder. >> these weapons do not belong on the streets of our towns, our cities cities, in our schools. >> some we should be are pushing for more guns in unusual places. in arkansas there's an effort to allow church leaders to carry guns while at the pulpit. >> some pretty terrible things can happen at a church and we know they are soft targets. >> in harrisburg, pennsylvania, a gun show was canceled after the initial attempt to ban assault weapons resulted in a boycott. despite resistance the white house is pushing forward. this wednesday an emotional battle is slated with the head of the n.r.a. expected to testify before the u.s. senate senate judiciary committee with the husband of a former congress william. >> chris van hallen is lending his support for gun control. in a march at the washington monument tomorrow at noon he is joining eleanor holmes monitor the d.c. mayor and religious leaders followed by calls f
this week. >>> dianne feinstein got personal while introducing her assault weapons bill. feinstein talked about the day george moscone and harvey milk were killed at san francisco city hall. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body, and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like -- it isn't like the movies -- it changes your view of weapons. >> feinstein's bill would ban more than 150 assault style weapons and high capacity magazines. but she does concede that it has little chance of passing congress. >>> a well-known crime fighter is pnc's pick to go after wall street -- president obama's pick to go after wall street. he nominate mary jo white to be the head of the securities and exchange commission. she was the first female u.s. attorney in manhattan. she led the successful prosecution of mafia boss john gotti. as head of the sec she says she will work hard to protect investors and ensure transparency of the market.
tech. meanwhile senator dianne feinstein announced her bill yesterday that would eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. the vice president downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> president obama also plans to travel to push his gun control plans. now, senator feinstein got very personal while introducing her bill. she talked about the day george moscone and harvey milk were killed at san francisco city hall. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body. and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies, it changes your view of weapons. >> now, her bill would ban more than 150 assault style weapons and high capacity magazines. but she concedes that it has little chance of passing. >>> it is 5:06. a little
morning, when california senator dianne feinstein introduced a new gun legislation. that would outlaw 158 assault weapons and limit clips to 10 bullets. it is similar to the original assault weapon ban, but it does not have a sunset clause, as our original law did. this expired in 2004. >> in san mateo tomorrow local authorities are holding an anonymous gun buyback the bed. anyone can give up their weapons, no questions asked, and receive up to $100 in cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifles can be awarded a $200. it will happen tomorrow at the san mateo county dissenter from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. >> san jose police are investigating his third homicide of the year. or around 830 last night a man was reportedly stabbed several times near south side drive and hope street. the man was later pronounced dead at the hospital. police believe he was attacked by several suspects, but the motive was unclear at this time. the victim's identity is being withheld until his family is notified. >> san jose police might have a break from and eye witness who saw the attempted kidnapping of a 13 year-o
when people rise up and speak. >> pushing the power of the people was echoed by dianne feinstein. >> there is one great hope out there and that is you. .> she's introducing her bill it would allow more than 2200 types of shotguns and hunting rifles. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic activity. >> opposition to several gun control measures this week. the nra said the american people know gun bans do not work. we're confident the senate will reject senator feinstein's approach. >> if anybody ask today can you win this, the answer is we don't know. it is so uphill. >> some groups hope members will pass a different measure, stronger background checks. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> three police officers will not face charges in the case of a man who died while in their custody. sarah sampson is live with reaction. >> the family of anthony anderson is furious with the decision. police thought he had choked on drugs after resisting arrest and tackle to the ground by detectives. >> i was shocked. it was like he was making a mockery of t
be held in a magazine. >> reporter: thursday democratic senator dianne feinstein unveiled a beefed up assault weapons ban proposal to outlaw the manufacture and sale of 157 types of semiautomatic weapons and magazines containing more than ten rounds. the national rifle association responded saying lawmakers should focus on prosecuting criminals and fixing a broken mental health system, a message echoed by other gun rights activists who believe bans just don't work. >> connecticut had an even stricter semiautomatic ban and that didn't stop adam lanza from killing his victims and his mother. >> reporter: it won't be easy to get the gun proposals passed so the president will also be traveling around the country trying to rally support outside the beltway. in washington, jennifer davis, fox news. >>> president obama named his newest chief of staff today. dennis mcdonough becoming the fifth person to hold the position. 's been an advisor on foreign policy for several years for the president and served as deputy national security officer. the president says he has played a key role in every
. on thursday, senator dianne feinstein introduced a bill to ban 150 types of assault weapons. she discovered the body of san francisco mayor george moscone and harvey milk after their assassinations in 1978. candy crowley, good morning. you will speak with senator feinstein on today's show. >> right, these things have happened fairly quickly. we saw the president react so emotionally after the murders of all those children in connecticut. then we saw him mentioned in the inaugural address. dianne feinstein, the author of the first assault weapons ban which expired eight years ago. the question isn't whether the conversation is moving rapidly. the question is whether the bill will move rapidly and not a lot of people give it a huge chance of passing, at least the assault weapons part of it. if we want to talk to her about the chances of that, whether she has talked to some of the democrats who have voiced some reservations if not outright opposition to this bill. and try to size up the chances, because it is one thing to talk about it. as you know, much tougher to pass it. >> certainly so. ca
sponsor says it will take years. for dianne feinstein, it's personal. >> supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official in america was so traumatic, she rarely discusses it. you were very close to that tragic shooting. but here at the launch, she announced it great detail. >> i was the one who found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, one you see what the crime scene is like, it changes your view of weapons. >> she put on an elaborate event. even getting permission from d.c. to display ten types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter uses to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on battlefields, not on the streets. >> reporter: this would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer and importation of assault-style weapons and ban large-capacity magazines of more than ten rounds of ammunition. it keeps legal most handguns
dianne feinstein, introduced legislation to renew the country's now expired assault weapon ban. senator feinstein said, the bill would ban the sale of 157 military-style assault weapons as was ban high capacity ammunition clips. she says, the 20 children killed in the new town, conn. massacre or a wake-up call for the nation and now it is time for congress act. >> senate feinstein emphasized the bill does protect a right of law- abiding citizens who use guns from insecurity, a hunting and other recreational purposes. >> still ahead attention on the tarmac some scary moments at dulled international airport how to plant almost collided with the kron 4 morning news continues. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems.
. >> you have been working together with dianne feinstein in both houses and your colleague kersten jones. we intrufd her yesterday. i know you're hitting all points, but politically what do you think is viable? do you think things have changed since newtown, or do you think we are still back with the power of the nra and the money that they contribute to members and the domination by republicans on the house side who will not let it get to the floor? >> well, listen, those are all things that are certainly out there, and anybody that ever underestimates the nra don't kid yourself. they are extremely powerful. what i'm saying is newtown did change because the american people have responded to it overwhelmingly. here we are 47 days after the shooting, and we're still talking about it. that's how deeply it's affected everybody. it's going to be up to the american people to be very honest with you on where we go. saturday there's going to be the million moms walking against gun violence across the country. we have more groups than we've ever seen before stepping up and saying how can we help
, on thursday, california senator dianne feinstein and fellow democrats introduced their new plan for an assault weapons ban. >> enough is enough. these weapons don't belong on the streets of our city. they're not hunting weapons. they're not necessary for defense wednesday, why do we have them? >> the n.r.a. condemned the proposal saying and i quote, american people know gun bans do not work and we're confident that congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. suzanna hupp agrees, gun control for 20 years and says it it does nothing to keep innocent people safer and she knows firsthand what it's like to be in the presence of a madman with a firearm. >> i didn't grow up in a house with guns, i don't hunt. i personally abhor hunting, and i was given a gun when i was 21 to carry in my purse for defense and taught how to use it. a couple of years ago, my parents and i went on a sunny day, we weren't in a dark alley. >> she was testifying at a u.s. hearing almost two decades ago. that was october 16th, 1991 when a man drove his pickup truck through the window of luby's cafeteria i
that an improving budget situation does not mean they can go on a spending spree. >>> dianne feinstein will introduce an assault weapons ban in washington, d.c. today. the california democratic bill also bans high capacity ammunition clips in the wake of the sandy hook school shootings. her bill is also cosponsored by both of connecticut's senators. >> newtown changed things. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearms technology. >> vice president joe biden continues his search for ways to curb gun violence. he is heading to virginia tomorrow. he will hold a rally to promote gun control and will hold online google forum chats to discuss the issue. >>> san mateo county will hold a gun buy-back event this saturday at the fairgrounds on delaware street. the county will offer $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles. if you turn in an assault weapon you could earn up to $200. in recent months several bay area cities have held gun buy- back programs. this is oakland's successful event last december. >>> new
by the vice president comes one day after senator dianne feinstein from california introduced a new, more strict version essentially of her 1994 assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. the new measure bans more than 150 assault weapons and ammunition magazines with more than ten rounds. >> military style assault weapons have but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose. >> we're not trying to seize everybody's guns. but we need reasonable gun control in this country. or guess what? it will happen again. >> i'm optimistic. we have the american people on our side and i think that might bring washington together. >> reporter: however, they may have american people on their side, but those inside of congress are not too convince tsz that this gun control -- convinced that the gun control ban -- the gun ban rather will pass in congress. that last soundbyte was from new york senator kirsten gillibrand. she will have gun trafficking legislation next week. at 5:30 why the vice president himself thinks the ban may not be the best idea. back to you mike, andrea? >> all right delia gon
a day after democratic senator dianne feinstein of california introduced new legislation that goes even further than the assault weapons ban that expired a decade ago. >> weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat are replicated for civilian use. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine. we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain powerful military style weapons. >> the proposal bans more than 150 specific firearms, including semiautomatic weapons and magazines holding more than ten rounds. despite the aggressive approach, some democrats argue that an assault weapons ban could be a heavy lift for congress. yesterday vice president joe biden said he's more than concerned about high capacity magazines. >> i'm much less concerned quite frankly about an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. but the p
. >> you looked great down there and we'll talk more about dianne feinstein's legislation, first to the headlines. >> straight to the headlines, an extreme weather alert. the midwest bracing for dangerous ice storms, sleet, snow and ice could leave behind a slippery mess in illinois and michigan as well as missouri. this as the country gets ready for a brief warm-up. rick is tracking it for us this morning. and it's a rollercoaster, hot and cold. >> it is and it's going to continue, this rollercoaster much of this week. missouri we're not worried about you as much and temperature-wise, we'll get the cold temps and retreating a little bit, but still cold obviously across the great lakes and the northeast, and 19 in new york and 15 in boston. improved from the last week. a storm brought a lot of rain and record breaking rain yesterday in arizona and most of that energy now, pulling out here across parts of the central plains and there you see that pink, that's where we're concerned at least to start right now, about icing. warmer air moving over the cold air at the surface and the
ban is still a bit of a stretch. >> critics say that when dianne feinstein was in office and congress failed to reauthorize it, what is being proposed is not banning all weapons, but dealers could so what they have in stock. the makers say it is disappointing but not surprising that senator feinstein is focusing on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals and focusing on our broken mental-health system. they say that finds him has been trying to ban weapons for decades. she was president of the san francisco board of supervisors in the late 1970s and she was there when a disgruntled member killed two people on the board. jon: let's bring in jonah goldberg. he is a fox news contributor. it is said that mr. obama plans to take a more combative approach on gun control. going around the country putting on a town hall event, rallying the people try to get this thing passed. do you think it will work? >> i am pretty speculative. he said he wanted the help of the people at his inaugural celebrations. he wanted people to call on the pressure to congress. he said he wanted
massacre is beginning to meet realities. and rand paul is proposing to introduce to nullify. and dianne feinstein-- >> leader reid intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor and chairman leahy talk about hearings right away i think you're going to see action quickly. >> some doubt that. there are 20 democratic seats up for grabs in the year 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, iowa, louisiana, colorado, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assaults weapons ban in 1994 democrats lost control of the house, all of which suggests compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect it all to pass or in its current forms. we think that there are elements of it-- >> anding this a moment we can do something about mental health, information sharing, maybe background checks and or things as well, but it has to be a plan that could possibly work or president won't get it done. >> other republicans suggest that a new assault weapons ban would be no more effective than the old one. >> when the ban expired there were nearly 700 murders using
wants people to consider the white house plans as gun safety not gun control. control senator dianne feinstein reintroduced a ban for high capacity guns. banning specific guns snot dealing with the real problems. >> that is not looking seriously at mental health, not looking seriously at violent games, looking seriously at violent movies. looking seriously to a variety of games. >> the white house says it has police nation-wide on their side. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> the senate is set to vote monday on a rebill for super storm sandy. the money is urgently needed. sandy hit the east coast last october killing 140 people and destroying homes and businesses. the house passed the emergency relief bill last week. >>> new jersey storm victims won't be able to rebuild their homes exactly the way they were before that storm. that is because the federal emergency management agency has redone the flood maps along the jersey shore for the first time in 20 years. they put that area in a higher risk zone. new jersey governor chris christie says property owners will see a benefit to n
support on capitol hill after california senator dianne feinstein reintroduced a bill to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. >> once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> reporter: many republicans don't think an assault weapons ban is the right way to reduce gun violence. what they have to say when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. >> there could be sweeping changes in school sports programs following an order that would be issued today. the u.s. education department will tell schools they must give students with disabilities a fair shot to play on a traditional school sports team. they will be required to make what the directive calls reasonable modification for students with disabilities or create new leagues. so far there is no deadline on when the schools must comply. >>> a new strain of norovirus is spending here in the united states. the center for disease control says the so-called sydney norovirus strain from australia has caused outbre
, thank you. >> thank you. >> among her guests will be dianne feinstein of california, and it's not just the president getting a second term, his daughters are now facing four more years in the spotlight. >> here is a look at the hour's hot shots. in england a van drives down a road surrounded by snow covered trees and people ride in a bamboo raft, and in india, police officers march through a rehearsal and a boy tries to move a donkey in a refuge camp, pictures coming in from around the world. watching all the inaugural activity this weekend, it was hard not to notice how much the obama girls have grown up. here is lisa sylvestre. >> malia obama and sasha obama. >> there's not too many girls that walk out to a crowd of millions but this is just a part of their lives. the girls have changed on the outside since the first inauguration, but more than that, there's a new-found grace and poise, and something else, a sense of normal. it shows in moments like these, they are waving to family and friends in the inaugural parade reviewing stand and malia showing her hip side. a few minutes later
democrat senator dianne feinstein unveiled new gun legislation thursday in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> our weak gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. >> reporter: the new measure would ban the sale, manufacturer, transfer and importation of 157 specific guns and other guns that would meet a new lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon. the bill would also ban high capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds, and it would beef up background checks. but joe biden who led the gun control task force says he's less concerned with assault weapons and more concerned with limiting high capacity magazines, saying the newtown shooter could have been slowed down. >> maybe it would have took longer, maybe one more kid would be alive. >> reporter: feinstein says her bill would not take away second rights. but a nra spokesman says otherwise, saying the focus should be on prosecuting victims and fixing the mental health system. senator feinstein and president obama have acknowledged the difficu
country, to try. >> reporter: senator dianne feinstein who you heard from in that piece introduced legislation that banned yesterday -- she also introduced the first ban in 1994 that expired in 2004. this version of it, much strict -- much more strict. however, it does not include 2,000 sporting rifles. that is not included in this firearms' ban. we're told next week, another legislation on gun trafficking will be introduced in the senate. back to you mike. andrea? >> all right. delia goncalves with that live update from capitol hill. >>> it is 6:34. jessica doyle is back with another your money report. >> and how much you pay in taxes with filling up the gas tank that could be going up. >> that's right hiking the gas tax on the table around the country for various states. even right here in our own neck of the woods. in maryland counties could raise the tax by up to five cents a gallon. to pay for local transportation projects. yesterday in annapolis it was in a proposal. the debate in virginia has become one of the most watched in the country. governor mcconnell wants to -- mcdon
. today a senator dianne feinstein reintroduced her assault weapon ban, the issue found its way into the chat room. google hosting a hangout on gun control featuring vice president joe biden. >> to end gun violence, once and for all. >> with gun control on the mind of the country -- >> the single best thing we can do is have a national dialogue about this. >> vice president joe biden brought the issue into the chat room. taking part in a google plus hangout to let people know they have a say in where gun control goes from here. >> make your voices heard. that's one of the reasons i wanted to be in this chat. there's tens of thousands of people listening to this. i don't care which side of the issue you're on. pick those things that you think can have a positive impact. >> the vice president isn't just talking about guns. he's a gun owner. something he says is foreign the dialogue. >> it is totally a guarantee not negotiable that i'm able to own a weapon. >> also important, taking questions live from parents and educators. >> are you proposing sending more armed guards into schoo
, it is time for congress to walk the walk. senator dianne feinstein unveiled an assault weapons ban that would block the sale and manufacturing of more than 150 firearms while excludeing more than 2,200 firearms used for hunt and sporting. assault weapons purchased prior to the ban would remain legal. and, yet, feinstein went a step too far for the nra, which responded in a statement "it's disappointing but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals or fixing our broken mental health system. conservative columnist michelle malkin doubled down in the way only she can. >> you talk about the root of this problem, the disrespect that the people on the left have for the constitution, that that's at the core of this, that it's about freedom versus tyranny. >> vice president joe biden yesterday countered with that rare and prized thing, logic. >> just as you don't have an individual right to go out and buy an f-15 if you are a billionaire with ordinance on it, just like you don't have a right to go buy an m-1 tank, just like you don't
weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know, it's so uphill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby, the national rifle association, released this statement. the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong headed approach. the nra was criticized by one of its own members for running this ad, which brought the president's daughters into the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> jim baker, head of the group's federal affairs division, reportedly disagreed with the commercial. the nra telling nbc news, differences of opinion are common to organizations throughout the country. the flap underscores how divisive the issue of gun control continues to be. political analysts say the president doesn't have a lot of time to get congress on board. >> he won't spend a whole year doing it. at
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